Tag Archives: Remembrance

Glebe History

In this month’s installment of Glebe history, we take a look at the December 14, 1984 issue of the Glebe Report, the namesake behind O’Connor Street, and the real Abbotsford House.

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Davidson’s Jewellers turns 75!

A big basket of flowers in the window of a new shop at 782 Bank Street caught the eye of 17-year-old Jean MacLean in November 1939. She was delighted to see that it was a jewellery store and immediately decided that she was going to buy something. She bought her first watch there; later on her engagement ring when she became engaged to Sam Macdonald, and then her wedding band. This 75-year relationship is still going strong!

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Hélène Merritt celebrated

By Yvonne van Lith, with files from the Glebe Report

On Friday, January 10, the community celebrated the life of Sunnyside Branch’s children’s librarian, Hélène Merritt, who died in December. Over 140 people attended the event at Southminster Church, sharing songs, stories and memories. Members of the Big Soul Project choir gave a moving rendition of “I Was Here.” In honour of Helene’s firm belief in reading without fear of judgment, “The Rights of the Reader” were spoken aloud in English and French by members of the audience.

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Remembering Carleton College in the Glebe

By Joe Scanlon

A month ago when everyone was talking about the first day of school, I was reminded of images from the Carleton Library Archives and Research Collections of my own first days of school – at what was then Carleton College.

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Penny Sanger: Lots of challenges

For this special anniversary edition, past editors were contacted and asked to share their personal recollections of the time they spent as editor of the paper, and to consider some key questions:
• During your editorship, how did you see the role of the Glebe Report as a community paper?
• What were the challenges the community faced at that time and what are your recollections of how the newspaper handled them? Are you especially proud of the Glebe Report’s handling of any issue? On reflection, is there something you would have done differently?
• What are the most pressing challenges facing Glebe residents today? Are they different from those encountered during your editorship? What role can a community newspaper play today?
• How can an enhanced website (and related social media) serve the community and help the Glebe Report fulfill its mandate?

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Sue Pike: My stint as editor of the Glebe Report

For this special anniversary edition, past editors were contacted and asked to share their personal recollections of the time they spent as editor of the paper, and to consider some key questions:
• During your editorship, how did you see the role of the Glebe Report as a community paper?
• What were the challenges the community faced at that time and what are your recollections of how the newspaper handled them? Are you especially proud of the Glebe Report’s handling of any issue? On reflection, is there something you would have done differently?
• What are the most pressing challenges facing Glebe residents today? Are they different from those encountered during your editorship? What role can a community newspaper play today?
• How can an enhanced website (and related social media) serve the community and help the Glebe Report fulfill its mandate?

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Ellen Schowalter: On turning 40

For this special anniversary edition, past editors were contacted and asked to share their personal recollections of the time they spent as editor of the paper, and to consider some key questions:
• During your editorship, how did you see the role of the Glebe Report as a community paper?
• What were the challenges the community faced at that time and what are your recollections of how the newspaper handled them? Are you especially proud of the Glebe Report’s handling of any issue? On reflection, is there something you would have done differently?
• What are the most pressing challenges facing Glebe residents today? Are they different from those encountered during your editorship? What role can a community newspaper play today?
• How can an enhanced website (and related social media) serve the community and help the Glebe Report fulfill its mandate?

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Inez Berg: Fond memories and future thoughts

For this special anniversary edition, past editors were contacted and asked to share their personal recollections of the time they spent as editor of the paper, and to consider some key questions:
• During your editorship, how did you see the role of the Glebe Report as a community paper?
• What were the challenges the community faced at that time and what are your recollections of how the newspaper handled them? Are you especially proud of the Glebe Report’s handling of any issue? On reflection, is there something you would have done differently?
• What are the most pressing challenges facing Glebe residents today? Are they different from those encountered during your editorship? What role can a community newspaper play today?
• How can an enhanced website (and related social media) serve the community and help the Glebe Report fulfill its mandate?

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Elaine Marlin: Paper of record

For this special anniversary edition, past editors were contacted and asked to share their personal recollections of the time they spent as editor of the paper, and to consider some key questions:
• During your editorship, how did you see the role of the Glebe Report as a community paper?
• What were the challenges the community faced at that time and what are your recollections of how the newspaper handled them? Are you especially proud of the Glebe Report’s handling of any issue? On reflection, is there something you would have done differently?
• What are the most pressing challenges facing Glebe residents today? Are they different from those encountered during your editorship? What role can a community newspaper play today?
• How can an enhanced website (and related social media) serve the community and help the Glebe Report fulfill its mandate?

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Capital to Capitol by Canoe: Part III

By Clive Doucet
The expedition from Ottawa to Washington D.C. was in memory and honour of William Commanda, the Algonquin elder and spiritual leader who died on August 3, 2011 at the age of 98. As a child, William Commanda avoided residential school by hiding in the forest, and was able to escape that great eraser of language and culture. In spite of a childhood marked by poverty and hunger, he grew up to be recognized for his leadership by his own people, and by people from many other countries. As Keeper of the Seven Fires Prophecy Belt, the Jay Treaty Border Crossing and the Three Figure Welcoming Wampum Belt, band chief and in his elder years, Grandfather Commanda, he was recognized around the world for his efforts to inspire reconciliation and spiritual renewal among peoples of all nations with his annual Circle of All Nations meetings.

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Gerald Sanger

Remembrance, on the wane or evolving?

By Clyde Sanger

November 11. We (or the calendar makers) call it Remembrance Day. We crowd around the War Memorial to hear some prayers, watch top people and a Silver Cross mother lay wreaths, marvel at a children’s choir, lay poppies on the Unknown Soldier’s tomb.

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